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  • Early Glance: Coal companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 05 or 4.3 percent, to $1.10. Consol Energy Inc. fell$. 48 or 1.6 percent, to $29.81. Peabody Energy fell$. 24 or 3.6 percent, to $6.52.

  • Early Glance: Gold companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are up at 10 a.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. rose$. 11 or. 9 percent, to $12.26. Newmont Mining Corp. rose$. 28 or 1.1 percent, to $25.47.

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:23 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. rose$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $3.28. Pan American Silver Corp. rose$. 01 or. 1 percent, to $9.45. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 08 or 1.6 percent, to $4.70.

  • Chile eyes new push on a glacier protection law Thursday, 5 Mar 2015 | 11:13 AM ET

    SANTIAGO, March 5- The Chilean government and congressional lawmakers agreed this week to work together to try to pass legislation to protect the country's glaciers, a move that could hinder development of mining projects in the world's No. 1 copper exporter. Most glaciers in South America are already receding due to higher temperatures linked to global...

  • RICHMOND, Va.— A federal appeals court on Thursday invalidated a sweeping gag order in the case of a former coal company executive accused of violating safety standards at a West Virginia mine where an explosion killed 29 men. District Judge Irene Berger's order prohibited just about anyone, including victims' relatives, from speaking publicly about former...

  • MELBOURNE, March 5- London copper was little changed on Thursday as markets digested China's latest outline for economic reform and looked ahead to a central bank meeting in Europe and key U.S. jobs data. China's top state planning agency pledged on Thursday to accelerate policies to promote cleaner and renewable sources of energy and tackle overcapacity in...

  • Great Panther reports 4Q loss Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 7:13 PM ET

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia _ Great Panther Silver Ltd. on Wednesday reported a loss of $21.5 million in its fourth quarter. On a per-share basis, the Vancouver, British Columbia- based company said it had a loss of 15 cents. Keywords: Great Panther Silver, Earnings Report.

  • Final Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 36 or 2.9 percent, to $12.15. Gold Fields Ltd ADS fell$. 01 or. 2 percent, to $4.20. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 43 or 1.7 percent, to $25.19.

  • Final Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 06 or 5.0 percent, to $1.15. Consol Energy Inc. fell $1.49 or 4.7 percent, to $30.29. Peabody Energy fell$. 47 or 6.5 percent, to $6.76.

  • Final Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 6:17 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 07 or 2.1 percent, to $3.27. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 18 or 3.5 percent, to $4.78. Silver Wheaton fell$. 12 or. 6 percent, to $19.90.

  • BILLINGS, Mont.— Settlement talks have been ordered to resolve a legal dispute in which former Montana Gov. Brian Schweitzer and others are seeking $10 million in compensation over mining claims that were condemned to make way for a major silver and copper mine. The claims, or mining rights, were condemned for the Montanore silver and copper mine proposed by Mines...

  • ALBANY, N.Y.— New York Sen. Charles Schumer is asking federal regulators to set a strict standard for the volatility of crude oil shipped by rail to help reduce destruction from accidents like a fiery derailment in West Virginia last month. Schumer says Wednesday he's particularly concerned about oil from the Bakken Shale formation in North Dakota and Montana...

  • Midday Glance: Gold companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    NEW YORK— Shares of some top gold companies are mixed at 1 p.m.:. Barrick Gold Corp. fell$. 31 or 2.5 percent, to $12.20. Newmont Mining Corp. fell$. 41 or 1.6 percent, to $25.21.

  • Midday Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 08 or 2.4 percent, to $3.26. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 07 or. 8 percent, to $9.37. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 20 or 4.0 percent, to $4.75.

  • Midday Glance: Coal companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 1:16 PM ET

    Arch Coal fell$. 08 or 6.2 percent, to $1.14. Consol Energy Inc. fell $1.46 or 4.6 percent, to $30.32. Peabody Energy fell$. 45 or 6.2 percent, to $6.78.

  • NEW YORK, March 4- A U.S. judge has dismissed antitrust litigation accusing a variety of Wall Street banks and commodity merchants of conspiring to drive up aluminum prices by reducing supply. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan rejected claims brought by aluminum purchasers against several defendants including Goldman Sachs Group Inc, JPMorgan...

  • METALS-Nickel rallies after Chinese closures Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:42 PM ET

    *US aluminum price-fixing claims vs LME, Glencore thrown out. LONDON, March 4- Nickel rebounded on Wednesday, breaking a string of four straight losing sessions, after reports of closures of nickel operations in China and despite a surge in inventories. Analysts at Macquarie Bank said nickel demand in China should get a boost from a government order to close some...

  • Ecuador, seeking investment, buffs up mining sector image Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 12:35 PM ET

    TORONTO, March 4- Rebranding itself as a mining-friendly jurisdiction, Ecuador has high hopes that incentives and tax benefits will polish its tarnished image and attract $5 billion worth of investment over the next five years, a senior minister told Reuters. "We have made the decision that mining constitutes a central axis of our development plans," said Rafael...

  • NEW YORK, March 4- A U.S. judge dismissed antitrust litigation accusing the parent of the London Metal Exchange, the large mining company Glencore Plc and two other foreign defendants of being part of a conspiracy among Wall Street banks and commodity merchants to drive up aluminum prices by reducing supply. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan ruled...

  • Early Glance: Silver companies Wednesday, 4 Mar 2015 | 10:36 AM ET

    Hecla Mining Co. fell$. 04 or 1.3 percent, to $3.30. Pan American Silver Corp. fell$. 11 or 1.1 percent, to $9.34. Silver Standard Resources Inc. fell$. 12 or 2.4 percent, to $4.83.